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can hiv be transfered through pregnacy? can any docs explain?

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Dr. Neil Kudler
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Assuming you are asking whether an HIV+ mom can pass HIV to her developing fetus/child, the answer is yes. HIV can be transmitted to baby at any point - during pregnancy, labor & delivery, and breast feeding. Effective treatment is available for mom and can virtually prevent infection of baby. Baby should be treated for the 1st 6 weeks of life and should be fed formula, not mom's breast milk.

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Last updated Feb 21, 2015

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